How Can The Government Afford To Give Everyone $1,000?

So, before I even begin, let me say that I already know the answer to the question that I asked above. Frankly, I just think it’s quite funny that the United States government is getting into its socialism bag in order to help average Americans. Now, don’t get me wrong, son. On the real, I’m part of a family of four (going on five). Meaning, I’ll take that direct deposit, if they’re offering (without strings). However, it’s truly interesting that Donald Trump and company can find the money for this, after we’ve been told for eons that they can’t cover the basic needs we’ve been demanding.

Ok, for those who missed it, in response to the fallout from the coronavirus, the government is looking to give the American people a relief payment. So, according to reports, the plan is to give each adult $1,000 and each child $500. So, in a case like mine, my family would get roughly $3,000. Now, to be fair, I’m not against this idea at all. In fact, given the scores of people who’ve already lost their jobs and/or face other financial hardships, I believe this is a good move. But, I’d be lying if I said that I was taken aback by this sudden “generosity.” The truth is, anytime a politician or a pundit asks for more government assistance, their views are shunned.

Look, let’s be real, man. Shit, how long has Andrew Yang been preaching about a universal basic income? How long has Bernie Sanders talked about Medicare for All and eliminating student debt? Honestly, I’m not even here to discuss their feasibility. In fact, I’m just here to respond to people who’ve said that we couldn’t afford it as a country. Listen, we always find money for the military and now we’re magically finding money for this stimulus package. So, are Sanders and Yang actually crazy? Or, are they just being realistic about how much money the government has to play with?

In the end, I’m not here to endorse Sanders or Yang or any other candidate, for the matter. Ultimately, I’m just pointing out the fact that the government has us fooled about how much they could actually help the people. By and by, I’m not the guy who thinks that everything should be free for everyone. But, I do believe that us “common folk” shoulder way more weight than we should, fam. At the end of the day, don’t let the powers that be front like they ain’t got it, bruh. Yes, they fucking do, brethren. That is all. LC out.

Andrew Gillum Is Out Here Wilin’

*Sigh* Brother, brother, brother. What in the plum fuckity-fuck has Andrew Gillum been doing out here, son? I mean, I’m not one of those people who believes that politicians are saints. In fact, if anybody has ever read this blog, they’d know that I think the majority of them are full of shit. However, folks need to do a better job of hiding their tomfoolery, man. The truth is, I’m baffled by the situation that Gillum has found himself in, fam.

Ok, for those who missed it, Gillum is in a world of shit right now. So, this past Thursday, he was found in a hell of a predicament. Now, according to reports, Gillum was discovered in a Miami Beach hotel with two other people (including a male escort who overdosed) and three bags of crystal meth. That’s right, the man who narrowly lost to Ron DeSantis by less than a percent for Governor of Florida was found in all types of compromising positions, bruh. Needless to say, I’d bet that it’s pretty much a wrap for his political career, son.

Now, as of today, Gillum is entering rehab for “alcohol abuse.” According to him, he started drinking heavily after his defeat to DeSantis. But, he denies using meth and hasn’t really said shit about the escort who was tripping on that Walter White. All in all, I really don’t know what to say, man. The fact is, as a Black guy, I’m especially disappointed when one of our own is caught up in some fuckery. Frankly, our numbers are small in these spaces, so we don’t have time for dudes to mess up the bag for everyone else, fam.

In the end, I hope that Gillum gets his shit together, bruh. Ultimately, he had a lot of potential, but I don’t see how any voter base could root for him after this. By and by, a few bags of Heisenberg isn’t worth an entire career, son. Sadly, Andrew Gillum had to learn this the hard way, man. *Sigh* Another one bites the dust, fam. That is all. LC out.

Random Thoughts About Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden & Michael Bloomberg

So, here we are, son. The Democratic Party just made it through Super Tuesday and a lot of shit looks different out here, man. For the most part, I’m kinda shocked by the resurgence of Joe Biden. Then again, that’s not entirely true because it seems like the whole party hates Bernie Sanders. All in all, that’s the crux of my post today: the Democratic beef with the old guy from Vermont.

Ok, before I continue, let’s talk about how last night went. Now, it’s clear that both Biden and Sanders had a good evening. However, it’s also clear that Biden came out with a stronger showing. This is notable because his campaign looked fucking dead before South Carolina. In any case, if my math is right, Sanders had a 55 to 15 delegate lead over Biden before South Carolina. From there, the powers that be in the Democratic Party went into overdrive. Shit, House representatives were pleading Biden’s case. Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar dropped out and then immediately endorsed Biden. All I can say is, it’s very evident that internally the party doesn’t fuck with Sanders at all, fam.

Look, even when Sanders was up, I heard pundits on MSNBC and CNN bemoan the fact that he was in the lead. Hell, James Carville had several conniption fits at the idea of Sanders leading the ticket. I’ve also heard theories that a Sanders presidency would cause the Dems to lose the House. The fact is, anybody that hates Sanders is jumping for joy after last night, bruh. Thanks to victories in roughly nine states, Biden now has a 404 to 340 delegate lead over Sanders.

Now, here’s my thing, son. On the real, I can’t say that I’m excited about any of these fucking candidates, man. However, I truly hate the fact that a party is so openly conspiring against one of their own, fam. I mean, how’d that work out in 2016? The DNC essentially admitted to sandbagging Sanders for Hillary Clinton and she went out there and lost the fucking election to Donald Trump, bruh. So, why doesn’t everyone stop trying to play God and just let the process do what it needs to? Then again, I’m pretty sure that’s never happened ever, brethren. Frankly, I’m just being idealistic here.

In the end, this race is far from over, son. Ultimately, it’s going to be a two-way battle between Biden and Sanders. By and by, it’s time for Elizabeth Warren to sit the fuck down. Like, I have absolutely nothing against her, but I just don’t see how she can overcome these odds, man. In addition, why in the fuckity-fuck is Tulsi Gabbard still in this race? Did she just forget to announce that she’s quitting? Because she doesn’t have a shot in Hell, fam. At the end of the day, this race has already made my head hurt. Real talk, I’m not looking forward to the rest of this. That is all. LC out.

P.S. Oh, I forgot about Michael Bloomberg. Then again, so did the rest of America. Now, I’m sorry, bruh, but I can’t help but laugh. This fool spent roughly $500 million on his campaign and only has 12 delegates to show for it. Son, what a waste of fucking money. Now he understands what we’ve been trying to say all along: nobody bangs with dude. But, after dropping out, he also chose to go and endorse Biden. *Sigh* I see the whole plan in action, man. All I can say is, if Biden gets the nomination and loses, I’m holding all of these meddling muhfuckas accountable, fam. Good day.

Chris Matthews: Another One Bites The Dust

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I’ve always thought that Chris Matthews and Bill O’Reilly were the same person. I mean, they’re both loudmouthed and opinionated political commentators who refuse to let their guests speak. In addition, MSNBC and Fox News are essentially two sides of the same coin. With all of that being said, I’m not in the least bit surprised that Matthews and O’Reilly also have sexual harassment in common. All in all, the Me Too movement has officially gotten another member of the press the fuck outta here.

Ok, for those who missed it, after hosting Hardball with Chris Matthews since 1997, Matthews abruptly resigned on air. Side note, I’m using the word “resigned” loosely, son. In actuality, MSNBC told him to go kick rocks, man. Now, despite engaging in copious amounts of fuckery (such as likening Bernie Sanders‘ movement to the Nazi invasion of France), Matthews’ comments about women are what got his ass in trouble. Apparently, he’s been saying all manners of tomfoolery to women for years.

Now, things came to a head when Laura Bassett, a writer for GQ, detailed her experience with Matthews. As the story goes, she decided to speak up after she saw how Matthews talked to Elizabeth Warren on-air. From there, Bassett described a situation from 2016 where Matthews repeatedly made comments about Bassett’s attractiveness and wanting to fall in love with her. Needless to say, she ain’t like any of that shit, fam. In any case, Bassett isn’t the first woman to allege that Matthews has said some fuckity-fuck shit to them. All I can say is, this seems to have been a pattern for eons, bruh. Side note, he once made a joke about giving Hillary Clinton a “Bill Cosby pill” before an interview. Yeeeeah, that’s not something that should ever be said, brethren.

Moving on, after all of the stories (and to the surprise of his co-hosts), Matthews quit his show on live television. All I know is, we can add his name to the likes of O’Reilly, Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose who’ve had to bend the knee to their own shenanigans. Once again, I don’t understand why this behavior is even an issue, son. Like, is it really that hard to determine if a woman is open to advances? For God‘s sake, why is this so hard for some dudes to understand? The way I see it, there is NO reason for most of these cats to get caught up in the bullshit that they do. *Sigh* Another one bites the dust, man.

In the end, I can’t necessarily say that I’ll miss Chris Matthews. Ultimately, I feel like he’s another symptom of the machine, bruh. By and by, I may watch cable news, but I take everything with a grain of salt, son. At the end of the day, I don’t need “journalists” to explain the news to me. Just tell me what happened and let me come to my own conclusion, man. Also, fellow men, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: find women who are actually interested. Don’t say “nice tits,” Michael Bloomberg. Don’t prematurely confess “love,” Chris Matthews. *Sigh* Knock the goofy shit off, people. That is all. LC out.

Conversations With Randi B.: Impeachment, Gayle King & Bobby Love

What’s good, brethren? On this episode of Conversations with Randi B., Randi and I talk about Donald Trump‘s impeachment, Gayle King‘s questions to Lisa Leslie about Kobe Bryant and the Bobby Love story on Humans of New York. Check it out on Spotify below, fam. Let’s go!

We All Knew That Donald Trump Would Be Acquitted

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, Donald Trump‘s impeachment trial led to an impasse between my wife and I. To be clear, we both agree that this dude is guilty as shit. However, she wanted to keep our TV glued to the news and I wanted nothing to do with the constant coverage. Why? Because we all knew how this story would end, man. Real talk, we ALL understood that the Senate would acquit him. With that being said, why is anyone acting surprised, fam?

Ok, for those who haven’t been paying attention to our future, Trump’s impeachment trial just came to its logical conclusion. Now, despite the fact that the entire Ukraine situation was hilariously inappropriate, I never believed that Trump would be convicted of anything. I mean, let’s keep it a buck, bruh. The Republicans have the majority vote in the Senate, son. So, why would they break rank and actually oust Trump? Like, through three years of Trump’s presidency, when has the GOP EVER stood up to him? Fam, we couldn’t even get most of them to admit that Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” line from Charlottesville was a bad fucking idea. In any case, there was NO way that the Democrats could secure 67 votes for a conviction, man.

Moving on, when it came to the two articles of impeachment, the vote was damn near unanimous along party lines. Look, when it came to the obstruction of Congress charge, the vote was 53-47, with neither party breaking rank. When it came to the abuse of power charge, the vote was 52-48, with Mitt Romney being the sole Republican to vote against Trump. Needless to say, his party is LIVID with him right now. Shit, how dare he make a logical decision when he’s supposed to remain blindly loyal to his party, bruh? All in all, I didn’t pay much attention to this process because I already knew how it would end, son. So, I simply never understood the point of all of this, man.

In the end, the Democrats just gave Trump a gift, fam. Ultimately, President Orange is going to use this acquittal as a talking point on the campaign trail. By and by, he’s going to claim “vindication,” despite the fact that the deciding body is mostly comprised of his constituents. All I know is, this impeachment was an ill-advised move from the beginning, bruh. On top of that, all of the Democratic hopefuls for president suck, son. So, I hope everyone is ready for four more years of Trump, man. At the end of the day, I’ve got my passport ready, brethren. Hell, it might be time to bounce up outta this bitch, folks. That is all. LC out.

Donald Trump Stole Kim Kardashian’s Shine

*Sigh* Is this what time it is, son? Cats can’t even watch the Super Bowl without seeing some bullshit, man? So, instead of just seeing the Kansas City Chiefs knock off the San Francisco 49ers, I also have to see Donald Trump trump up some nonsense, fam? All in all, it’s great that Alice Marie Johnson was granted clemency. However, it’s fucking disgusting that Trump removed Kim Kardashian‘s contribution in an effort to pander to Black people.

Ok, for those who missed it, Trump and company secured some ad time during last night’s Super Bowl. Anyway, in the commercial, Trump tried to highlight his “mark” on criminal justice reform. Essentially, he took sole credit for freeing Johnson, a Black woman who served 21 years in prison for a nonviolent drug offense. Now, I’m not a hater and I give props were necessary. But, Kardashian wasn’t mentioned AT ALL in the ad and SHE was the one who brought this case to the public’s attention.

Listen, regardless of whether people like her or not, Kardashian has made it a point to advocate for federal prisoners. Hell, in addition to Johnson, Kardashian has helped fund the 90 Days of Freedom Campaign, which has freed 17 more prisoners that I know of since last year. In any case, this isn’t some random cause that she just breezed by, bruh. With that being said, Johnson’s case only entered Trump’s orbit because of Kardashian’s notoriety and persistence. Yes, Trump had to sign on the dotted line, but let’s not pretend like this was part of his criminal justice platform. Frankly, as a Black person, the pandering is fucking gross, son.

In the end, I feel like that ad was more for White people than for Black people. Ultimately, I believe that Trump wants to show his base that he “cares about minorities.” However, we’re not as dumb as he might think we are, man. By and by, people like me can read right through the tomfoolery, fam. At the end of the day, a publicity stunt should never be confused with an actual movement, bruh. The truth is, Donald Trump never gave a fuck about Alice Marie Johnson, brethren. He just thought it would be a good way to ingratiate himself with the Black community. All I know is, it ain’t fucking work, dummy. That is all. LC out.

Trump Is Tryna Start WW3 On Twitter

So, before I even begin, I want everyone to carefully read the above tweet from Donald Trump. Real talk, I had to go inspect his timeline for myself just to confirm the shenanigans, son. Like, I’m not going to sit here and pretend like I understand all of the inner-workings of our government. However, I’m pretty sure that a sitting President can’t use Twitter to compel Congress to start a war. Yet, here we are, man. *Sigh* I legitimately don’t know what the fuck is happening right now, fam.

Ok, let’s be real, bruh. At this point, I shouldn’t have to explain to people what’s going on, son. Basically, Trump authorized the assassination of Qassim Suleimani, Iran‘s Major General, and all hell has broken loose. Now, for folks who don’t understand the significance of this, if Iran knocked off one of America‘s Joint Chiefs of Staff, that would probably be similar to killing Suleimani. Meaning, this is a big deal, man. Like, a really big fucking deal, fam.

Anyway, since the drone strike hit Baghdad, the world has been wondering how Iran is going to respond. Because of this, all of the World War 3 jokes have started to fly on social media. Now, I’ll admit, there’s a lot of funny shit floating around, bruh. But, if the draft gets reinstated, my knees are most likely too bad for them to pick me, son. In any case, moments like this are exactly why I don’t know how Trump’s Twitter use has been allowed to thrive. Shit, he really might start a war with 280 characters, man.

Listen, as I stated in the opening paragraph, I really want people to understand the gravity of his words. Hell, against all semblance of protocol (and logic), the President is trying to tell Congress (a separate entity) what to do in the face of potential battle. Fam, what? What?! Look, I REALLY don’t want a potential nuclear holocaust to start on the same application that permeates SpongeBob memes, bruh. All I know is, there is NOTHING presidential about how Trump is handling this, brethren. Then again, what the fuck did I even expect?

In the end, I have no idea how this situation is going to resolve itself, son. Ultimately, I’m interested/terrified to see how Iran is going to retaliate. By and by, part of me doesn’t believe that Iran really wants to get into a full-on fight with America. On the other hand, maybe they are crazy enough to try and go kamikaze on us. Either way, the immediate future might be turbulent as shit, man. At the end of the day, folks better keep their passports on deck, fam. All I can say is, I’m taking my family the fuck outta here if shit gets serious, bruh. That is all. LC out.

UFC 245 Was NUTS!

So, I won’t lie, son. On the real, I don’t even know where to start, man. The fact is, UFC 245 was fucking nuts, fam! Now, I know that the fight between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington was worth the price of admission. But, the rest of the card was also crazy, bruh. All in all, I was thoroughly entertained by Saturday night’s chaos (pun intended).

Ok, as folks can probably assume, I’m here to recap Saturday’s shenanigans. Anyway, let’s begin with the bout between Geoff Neal and Mike Perry. Now, to be frank, I’m a big Mike Perry fan, son. I mean, he doesn’t always win his matches, but he’s always fucking exciting, man. In addition, he’s normally durable as shit. Well, Neal put a stop to all of that shit, fam. All I can say is, he hit Perry with a head kick that ended the night quick, bruh. The fact is, Neal is going to be a problem at Welterweight, people.

Next, we had Petr Yan versus Urijah Faber. All I know is, that fight went exactly the way that I thought it would, son. Seriously, Faber had no business fucking with a dangerous dude like Yan, man. In any case, another head kick put another fighter down, fam. Shit was brutal, brethren. From there, José Aldo got robbed against Marlon Moraes. Look, Aldo kept chasing Moraes around because Moraes refused to engage, bruh. The way I see it, you can’t backpedal for an entire fight and earn a decision, folks.

After that, the G.O.A.T. Amanda Nunes took on Germaine de Randamie for the Bantamweight title. Now, if I’m being honest, I thought that Nunes would steamroll de Randamie, son. Ok, yes, it’s been six years since Nunes first beat her. But, based on Nunes’ last couple of years, I thought this would be light work, man. The truth is, the bout was a lot closer than the scorecards would suggest, fam. Like, I know that Nunes won four rounds, but it wasn’t easy, bruh. Shit, there were a few times where Nunes was in real danger, folks. From submission attempts to upkicks to well-placed right hands, de Randamie held her own against the champ. However, she couldn’t stop a takedown to save her life, people. Honestly, that’s the area where Nunes dominated.

Moving on, we got to see Max Holloway scrap with Alexander Volkanovski for the Featherweight strap. Keeping it a buck, I had no idea how this fight would go, son. Yes, Holloway has been a dominant champion, but Volkanovski is a motherfucker, man. With all of that being said, Volkanovski kept Holloway at bay with copious amounts of leg kicks. Real talk, Holloway couldn’t really put his offense together because his legs were getting brutalized, fam. To me, Holloway won Round 4 and maaaaybe Round 2. Other than that, Volkanovski did more than enough to dethrone the champ, bruh. From my vantage point, it was a brilliant strategy, folks.

Now, let’s get to the main event, son. *Wooooo* I’ve been waiting for this shit for a while, man. Truth be told, I didn’t have a clue on how Usman versus Covington would play out, fam. Like, they’re both dominating wrestlers with relentless pressure. Hell, I thought that the winner would be determined by who got tired first. In any case, I didn’t see this fight turning into a straight standup battle. For nearly five rounds, both men went back-and-forth with no wrestling, minimal kicks and a TON of punches to the face.

When it comes to their styles, it was basically power against volume. Usman had the power and Covington had the volume. When it was all said and done, the power won out, bruh. In Round 3, Usman broke Covington’s jaw. In Round 5, Usman knocked him down twice before finishing him. Despite a respectable effort, Covington couldn’t keep taking those hits to the face, son. Regardless, I was fucking happy to see Covington go down, man.

Look, before I continue, I want to address the MAGA crowd that loves Covington. Listen, I guess it’s only right that they subscribe to “fake news,” fam. Shit, on social media, I’m hearing cats cry about an “early stoppage” and that Covington would’ve won a decision. Now, factually speaking, going into Round 5, the three judges had it 3-1 Usman, 3-1 Covington and 2-2 even. On top of that, based on the two knockdowns alone, Usman was winning the fifth round. So, even without the knockout, Covington would’ve lost a split decision. Side bar, anybody who thought that Covington won three rounds is a fucking joke, bruh. That’s literally nonsense, son. Anyway, Usman saved everyone the trouble and put the clown on his ass.

In the end, I’m glad that I gave ESPN my $59.99. Ultimately, damn near all of the fights were entertaining as shit, man. By and by, we’ll probably get a Usman/Covington rematch down the line. For now, I’m just glad to see the dumbass squirm, fam. Viva la UFC! That is all. LC out.

P.S. There’s something truly disheartening to see Candace Owens, a whole Black woman, call Usman the “Nigerian cry baby” in Covington’s Instagram comments. *Sigh* I won’t even expound further, son. I’ll just leave that there. Good day.

P.P.S. I wonder if Donald Trump will return Covington’s calls now that he lost. Probably not, right? Ha!

Impeaching Trump Might Be A Bad Idea

So, I won’t lie, son. Real talk, when it comes to Donald Trump and impeachment, I have conflicting feelings, man. On one hand, I truly believe that something needs to be done about the reckless way he runs the presidency. However, given the Senate‘s history of sitting on their hands, I don’t see any action being taken, fam. With that being said, that’s why impeachment might be a mistake, bruh. The fact that the Senate won’t do shit, folks.

Ok, before I continue, let’s talk about Ukraine, son. Now, if we’re being honest, so much misinformation has been spread, man. Then again, what’s new, fam? In any case, this is what’s really going on. So, Trump, Rudy Giuliani and a gaggle of other fuck-tards have been trying to target Joe and Hunter Biden. As it stands, both Trump and Giuliani have had multiple conversations with Ukrainian officials about the Biden family. Essentially, the White House wants a foreign nation to do some digging on a couple of American citizens. All in all, Trump and company are convinced that the Biden’s are involved in corporate corruption.

In any case, Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky is what led to the whistleblower complaint. Basically, the whistleblower thought it was highly inappropriate for the president to ask for assistance against a political foe. Ever since then, Congress has been on fire, bruh. Shit, the House of Representatives is now setting up an impeachment inquiry and both Democrats and Republicans are trying to spin the story for their own respective narratives. The fact is, these are chaotic fucking times, son.

With all of that being said, these are the facts, man. First, the investigation into Burisma Holdings, the company that Hunter Biden is now a part of, began before Biden even joined the company. Meaning, they’re being investigated for crimes that may have occurred before Biden was in the picture. Second, former Ukrainian prosecutor Yuriy Lutsenko has already confirmed that there’s no evidence of illegality from Biden. So, the whole corruption narrative that Trump and Giuliani are trying to spin has no merit, fam.

Third, when did it become fucking cool for the Executive Branch to solicit help from outside countries against its own citizens? Hell, it’s barely being reported that Trump asked Australia to help William Barr investigate the origin of the Robert Mueller report. Seriously, no one seems to be talking about that, bruh. The truth is, the president of the United States spends a great deal of time working with other nations AGAINST the United States. Frankly, it’s fucking frightening, son.

Now, despite everything I’ve just written, impeaching Trump may still be a bad idea. Why? Because the Senate won’t do a cotdamn thing, man. On the real, no matter what that lunatic does, they sit idly by, fam. So, thanks to their inactivity, Trump is never reprimanded for his actions and he uses that to claim “vindication” for all of his fuckery. All I know is, when impeachment goes nowhere, it’s going to give Trump more ammunition to say “they tried to take me down and failed.” The way I see it, he’s going to have a grand ol’ time spinning these stories on the campaign trail, bruh.

In the end, this is what everyone needs to understand. Ultimately, as long as Trump has the Senate is his pocket, he’s untouchable. By and by, if they refuse to hold him accountable for anything he does, then he has no reason to behave differently. At the end of the day, the Senate has given Trump license to do whatever the fuck he wants, son. As long as that fact remains, all efforts to punish him will fail. It just is what it is, man. That is all. LC out.